A California Supreme Court judge said Friday night that California law, which guarantees multiple gigs of workers as independent contractors, is unconstitutional and unenforceable.
The decision does not immediately affect the new law and is expected to appeal to Uber and other major economies. It has reopened the debate over whether full-time drivers for travel services and service delivery drivers are independent contractors or responsible for their own businesses and interests.
Voting initiative supported by Uber, Lift, Dr. Dash, and other Gig Economy forums Last year, Proposition 22 proposed a third classification of workers by restricting them from hiring technology giants. The initiative received more than 58 percent of the vote in November.
However, the International Union of Drivers and Service Workers has filed a lawsuit against the constitution. The group argued that it was unconstitutional to limit the government’s ability to organize 22 workers ‘workers and seek workers’ compensation.
The law also requires the legislature to pass any amendments to Prop.22, which is generally considered unattainable.
Judge Frank Rochch ruled in favor of Prog.
In a lengthy battle over the rights of Gig workers, he wrote:
“I think Professor 22, who studied and presented Giga’s economics, had some unusual provisions in it,” said Vinaina Dubal, a professor at the University of California’s College of Hinging College of Law. Short on the case that supports driver space. It is written in such a broad way as to prevent the workers from getting any rights determined by the legislature.
Scott Cronland, a lawyer for drivers, praised Judge Rochch’s decision. “Our position is right and his decision will be appealed,” Mr Cronland said.
However, Geoff Vetter, a spokesman for the Coalition for Driving and Services based on the controversial application, said that the judge of Gig Economy was wrong in “ignoring the issue of the centenarian price that the courts are entitled to.” Team representing jigsaw puzzles.
An Uber spokesman said the decision ignored most California voters. 22. “We appeal, we hope to win,” said spokesman Noah Edwardson. “Meanwhile, Prop. 22 shall remain in force, including the protections and benefits granted to independent workers in the State.
Uber and other gigantic economic companies follow a similar law in Massachusetts. This month, a coalition of companies proposed an election next year that would allow state workers to be considered independent contractors.